The club is committed to providing opportunities for continued education and development for all our coaches through coaching clinics and courses. NSC will regularly host and provide opportunities to participate in official license courses through Mass Youth Soccer and coaches are strongly encouraged to further their coaching education. There are two main coach license pathways. Typically as a club we have hosted the US Soccer courses, but both US Soccer and NSCAA (National Soccer Coached Association of America), routes give excellent opportunities for coaches to develop knowledge and styles of coaching to benefit of our players.
As a minium, all NSC coaches should undertake the following training when coaching or assisting with one of our teams (use the links on the right to find out further information about each):
As coaches continue with Needham Soccer Club and move through the age groups, they are encouraged to work up the license pathway. Licenses are also one of our criteria taken into consideration when it comes to selecting coaches for BAYS Travel teams. Needham Soccer Club periodically hosts these course, while you can find a master list of courses being held across the state at Mass Youth Soccer